Male | Black Lab mix | 8 yrs old | 100 lbs
- Good with adults? Yes
- Good with kids? Yes
- Good with dogs? Yes
- Good with cats? Unknown
- House trained? Yes
- Crate trained? No
- Energy Level? Low
- Barker? No
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Tom is a very well mannered and happy dog. He loves affection , and scratches and especially loves his treats. He also would love to snuggle up on the couch with you.
Tom's always happy, likes his walks but short walks are good for him. He does like to pull to get from one tree to the next and also if he sees squirrels or rabbits he wants to chase.
He is house-trained, and does not require a crate. Sleeps well at the side of the bed.
Tom knows most commands like sit, come, stay, lay down.
Tom wasn't introduced to any new dogs while in foster care, but dogs would walk on the other side of road and he was ok with that. Tom lived with two other dogs, and was ok with them, except would nip if they came close to his food. He will also nip if you go near his toys, so you would just need to take some precautions.
Anyone looking for a great companion? He’s your guy!
Adoption Fee | $500
Adoption fees help cover the costs associated with rescue, such as vetting, boarding, and transportation.
Prior to adoption, dogs are spayed/neutered, vaccinated, microchipped, and 4Dx tested, and they receive any necessary treatment. After adoption, they are eligible for one month of free pet insurance.
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Why We Love Fostering
Fostering gives me the opportunity to share a journey with an animal who has no one else. Without people like me these dogs may not get a second chance at feeling safe and finding a stable, loving forever home. I remember each of them vividly and we have a special bond.
Why We Love Fostering
There is a special joy in seeing the transformation from fear to trust in a foster cat’s face and posture, the first time they relax and warm up to me. There is so much comedy in a litter of crazy kittens, rollicking and tumbling, learning how to be big cats. Each foster kitty has been cared for as if they were my own, and I enjoy the confidence in the feeling that they are ready for their forever home. That is the biggest difference between choosing to adopt from a small rescue rather than a shelter, and why I love volunteering. People often ask me how I can be so strong to let such sweet kitties go to adoption, but the feeling that I have space to help another is worth the emotional goodbye. Penny is the twenty-first cat I have helped, and I am not going to stop anytime soon! Fostering for Pets Alive is by far the most rewarding volunteering I have ever done.
Interested in Adopting Tom? Apply Below.
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